Tag Archives: humor

The Change

Conversation with girlfriends has taken a turn lately. Some of us are more open about it than others and some seem to be fishing for information, but we are all tacitly focused on the same thing – menopause. I’ve always … Continue reading

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What a pain in the neck…elbow, shoulder…

Gone are the days when I could make do with a reasonably switched on GP and a dentist who was generous with topical anesthetic, now I seem to be assembling a veritable army  of ancillary health professionals to assist with … Continue reading

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Let me ‘right’ it!

Can you just read over this please, Mum? When is it due? Um, today… I look at my watch. 11.23pm. Well it was due today, but it’s ok, I’ll hand it in first thing tomorrow. Obviously. Flash back to 1999. … Continue reading

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Rose coloured glasses.

Zinna promises to find a pair of glasses that will make me look ten years younger. They must be rose coloured. Which, coincidentally, was the actual colour of my very first pair at the tender age of thirteen. Thick rimmed … Continue reading

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Art for art’s sake.

From the moment my youngest daughter could hold a pencil the world at large became a colossal sketchpad. Every surface was an invitation to illustrate and I swear she developed her own graffiti tag at 18 months. She was an … Continue reading

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The Cabin in the woods – part 2

So to recap – My youngest daughter, D2, had returned for a second tenure working at a summer camp in Massachusetts. She had spent the previous American summer there and had fallen in love with the culture, the location and … Continue reading

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The cabin in the woods – part one

I booked the majority of our recent trip to the States through a travel agent. The one section I decided to plan on my own was four days between New York and San Francisco. The idea was to find somewhere … Continue reading

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Back to the fold.

I’d like to say that the weight of expectation is heavy indeed, but the fact remains that my scant handful of mostly American followers are probably just wondering where that blogger from Austria went? Maybe she’s skiing or listening to … Continue reading

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With a song in my heart

It’s like I said I’d joined the space programme. The reaction to my joining a choir has been universal – You joined a choir. A choir? Can you even sing? Yeesss, I can sing! Of course I can sing. Why … Continue reading

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Cautionary tales – part two.

So the Bolivians are happy again but a couple of Greenlanders are pestering me for the next installment. So here you go – I spent my mid to late 30’s at University valiantly struggling against the unabashedly suburban experiences I … Continue reading

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